Michael Vick returned to practice on Monday, a strong sign the Eagles will get their starting quarterback back for Sunday's game at Miami.
Vick missed the last three games with broken ribs. Vince Young was his replacement and the Eagles went 1-2 over that span. At 4-8 they have not been mathmatically eliminated from playoff contention.
While Monday's practice was a light session, Vick said his injured ribs -- which he said were still not 100 percent -- did not restrict his throwing. He said he expected to play against the 4-8 Dolphins.
"We still got a week to go," Vick said. "I get better each and every day. Still working hard in the treatment room to try and get better. But I went out and had a great practice and feel good."
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|Not at all. Even Vick at his best can’t save this team from missing the postseason.|
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Jeremy Maclin did not practice. The Eagles wide receiver said that he would practice on Wednesday and play Sunday, though. Maclin has missed the last three games because of a hamstring strain. He also had a shoulder separation.
"There’s ways around the shoulder," Maclin said. "Just had to make sure my hamsting is right."
Maclin said he hasn't missed this much time since tearing his ACL his freshman year.
"The major test is actually getting out there and running around but I feel pretty good," he said.
Nnamdi Asomugha was at practice. The Eagles cornerback, who left Thursday's game with a concussion, said that he passed baseline testing of his head. Asomugha said that his hyperextended knee was not 100 percent, though.
Tackle King Dunlap (concussion) returned to practice. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle) said he practiced some but wasn't optimistic about a Sunday return.